|Granola with Raspberries & Yoghurt in a Japanese Blossom Bowl|
That’s why I like granola. But there is a lot of granola that I don’t like, take for example M & S granola, the oats like to suck up the moisture in the berry yoghurt in this one, making it a vomit inducing experience in your already sensitive morning mouth. Why can’t they just put it in separate containers? I have also had this sort of thing in Eat and so far Costa has proved to be the only retailer meeting my snobbish granola demands. But at £2 per measly pot, and a ridiculous yoghurt to granola ratio it was only years until I had to make my own. But I warn you now, this stuff is buzz light years away from low calorie, good for you tastes-of-poo granola. It contains a WHOLE jar of honey and a WHOLE tube of maple syrup and I suppose that’s why I’m finding it extremely difficult to type this with a bowl in one hand…
The other great thing about my breakfast granola? It lasts for 1 month. That’s 1 month without a rumbling tummy for those early risers.
500g rolled oats
100g pumpkin seeds
100g (or optional amount) sesame seeds
150g flaked almonds
425g clear honey
180g maple syrup
120g light brown Tate and Lyle sugar
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
2 large round tins with sides (like a roasting tin)
|Enamel Wash Bowl|
Preheat oven to 180 C.
In a large bowl combine the oats, sesame & pumpkin seeds, almonds, salt and coconut. Set aside.
In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the maple syrup, honey and oil. Stir until warm.
Pour the warmed syrup directly onto the oats and stir with a spoon until everything is coated.
Next, divide the mixture into two and pour into the large round tins. Spread the granola out evenly for an even bake.
Bake for 45 minutes, making sure to stir the granola every 10/15 minutes whilst in the oven to help form 'clumps', if the granola appears a little dry now is the time to add a little extra oil to the mix.
Set aside to cool. Transfer back into a huge bowl much like this one and enjoy for 1 month.
Love Em xx